Staff, students & family working together for our wellness
- Angela Cross, Polser El
We began the school year with our regularly scheduled teachers inservice. At the inservice I was allowed by my principal to give a brain break workshop to the entire staff. Classroom teachers were educated on how to keep the students moving in order to see more success in the classroom. Since then, I have been asked to give 2 more demonstrations to the staff. Teachers have also referred to me on numerous occasions on ideas to keep the students moving & engaged. I kicked off the school year with a focus on eating right & moving outside of the school day. Parents emailed me pictures of their child doing something active at home. Students were also encouraged to make their own healthy snack & share the recipe with me & their classmates. We had a 21 day eat a healthy snack challenge in which many participated & the parents had to verify how often their child did eat healthy during those 21 days! To further the healthy eating way of living, I am adding a station to my field day this year in which a healthy snack created by the cafeteria workers will be provided to refuel the students!